‘Kind of lacking’: Injured Bronco wonders why Canada won’t fund spinal surgery

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it feels good to be home after spending five weeks in Thailand, where he underwent spinal surgery. “It feels good. I mean I felt that cold, cold wind hit…

‘Loss for words’: Injured Humboldt Bronco shocked, excited after spinal surgery

A hockey player paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says he is thrilled with the progress he’s made since receiving spinal surgery in Thailand a month ago. Doctors implanted an epidural stimulator in Ryan Straschnitzki‘s spine and one week…

Former Humboldt Bronco opens up about mental health: ‘It’s okay to not be okay’

April 6, 2018 is a day that will forever be etched in Tyler Smith’s mind. And yet, it’s a day he doesn’t remember. In fact, the former Humboldt Broncos player doesn’t remember anything until a few days after the crash.…

Humboldt Broncos crash survivor Jacob Wassermann finds new love in water skiing

Jacob Wassermann spent most of his life on the ice before he fell in love in the water. The former Humboldt Broncos goaltender, who started in the net when he was nine, was paralyzed last year when the junior hockey…

‘It was a slap in the face’: First responders recall horror of Humboldt crash on anniversary

Warning: This story contains details that may disturb some readers. Discretion is advised. Two first responders on the scene of the Humboldt crash that killed 16 spoke to Calgary Today host Joe McFarlane on 770 CHQR about their experiences of…

Character of Humboldt Broncos bus crash victim Adam Herold keeps family going

A Saskatchewan family is working to help others the way Adam Herold, who died in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, would have. The 16-year-old Montmartre, Sask. native was a late addition to the 2017-18 Broncos, a team in the midst…

Emotional letter from Humboldt crash survivor read at anniversary memorial

On the first anniversary of the Humboldt Broncos tragedy, crash survivor Kaleb Dahlgren shared an emotional letter he wrote to his teammates who lost their lives. READ MORE: Humboldt marks one year since Broncos tragedy The message was shared from…

Humboldt Broncos play-by-play announcer preserves team’s legacy

When the Humboldt Broncos got back on the ice last fall it marked the start of a new chapter for the team. One of the people tasked with telling that story was Rory McGouran, a newcomer to the community who…

Survivors, families mark Humboldt Broncos tragedy forever with tattoos

It’s a day many want to forget. It’s the people they want to remember. “I always have him with me now,” former Humboldt Broncos hockey player Ryan Straschnitzki says after a three-hour tattoo session in Calgary. Permanently inked into the…

Survivors in Humboldt Broncos crash continue to heal from injuries

The Humboldt Broncos were on their way to Nipawin, Sask., for a playoff game on April 6, 2018, when their team bus collided with a semi-truck that ran a stop sign at a rural intersection, leaving 16 people dead and…